Paws for thought…a dog’s view

A Blogspot by Duke, @duke_of_dorset Being an army dog isn’t that bad. When dad is away mum will let me sleep on her bed so she doesn’t get scared. Normally I’m only allowed in their room every now and again. ...

Bella and the hound

Bella Relf and her soldier partner openly admit that they’re one of those couples who unashamedly call their hound their ‘baby’. We caught up with ‘mum’ to find out how they try their best to make every move ea...

Master mover’s travel tips

Military wife Lisa has moved 17 times, often with her husband away and with three children in tow. Her grandfather started the family removal business with just a horse and cart. In fact, she was almost born in...
Liz's pets: Ludo, Barnaby and Ted on their travels

On the move? No time to paws

The family pet. Arguably our most precious cargo – other than the kids – when we have to move home. So how can you make sure you get your furry, feathery or scaly friends from one location to another safely, se...

Happy tails from Cyprus

AFF is constantly receiving questions from army families about financial support and assistance with transporting pets to and from overseas assignments but under current policy pets are a personal choice and it...

Catering for canines

The saying that dogs are a man’s best friend can be especially true for Army households dealing with the instability of military life – a fact confirmed by former Servicewoman Suzanne Brock, who has carved out ...

Four-legged friends for life

MEET Bella, a beautiful Nordic cross, who is going to become a specialist Post Traumatic Stress Disorder assistance dog. She is one of the animals taking part in a programme run by Service Dogs UK, which help...

Doing business with man’s best friend

Living in the garrison town of Colchester in Essex, with husband Dillon and eight-year-old French Mastiff Blue, Rebecca Wattam told Army&You how her love for animals has guided her career path… REBECCA...

Are you pet prepared?

PETS can be a welcome addition to your family, providing much-needed comfort when loved ones are away and a sense of continuity when moving frequently from one home to the next. If you’re living in Service Fam...